Donald Trump Is Upset At People Who Think Puerto Rico Is a Disaster

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Yesterday and today, the mayor of San Juan complained—accurately—about the slow federal response to disaster relief in Puerto Rico. “If anyone can hear us,” she said, “if Mr. Trump can hear us, let’s just get it over with and get the ball rolling.”

Mr. Trump heard her:

Then he tweeted some more about what a great job he was doing. Then he went out and played a round of golf. When he got back, he tweeted yet again about what a great job he was doing—which everyone would know if only the Democrats and the news media would stop lying about how bad things were in Puerto Rico.

Forty more months of this kindergarten stuff. Fucking hell.

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

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Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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